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Texas men’s basketball faces critical test Saturday at Iowa State

Texas men's basketball head coach Shaka Smart revealed Thursday that the Longhorns might have to play without forward Jericho Sims for the rest of the season (photo by Jose Mendez / Horns Illustrated).

By Colby Gordon

AUSTIN, Texas — It’s do-or-die for Texas Saturday at Iowa State, and Longhorns coach Shaka Smart freely admitted it during his weekly meeting with the media Thursday.

“This is a swing game for us,” said Smart, who was a bit more tense during the press conference following home losses to Texas Tech and Baylor than his usual easy-going self. “It’s definitely a huge game. It’s important for us to put everything we have into it, and it’s something we talk about how it impacts us long-term.”

Smart also dropped the bomb that